McCrory says LKN Chamber President should resign over I-77, calls-out Puckett

  

Pictured above: Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell, former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill Russell – WSIC Photos

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CORNELIUS (WSIC) – Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is calling for Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell to resign following this week’s NCDOT meeting concerning I-77 tolls.

Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said a full contract buyout was not feasible and that other options were being considered. No immediate action was announced.

McCrory made his call the next morning on his WBT Radio program.

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McCrory says he has a conflict of interest but that Russell lied by saying the contract was illegal and that Cooper would fix the issue. Russell says he never used the phrase illegal.

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McCrory also called-out North Mecklenburg Commissioner Jim Puckett, saying he should resign from the Republican Party.

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Puckett feels McCrory is still upset about loosing the Governor’s race.

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For now, toll construction continues. The NCDOT says it will report to the General Assembly by the end of the year its plans for short-term changes to the contract.

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